Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
And tennis courts laid out on that magnificent lawn. Who knew?
Fantastically dynamic layout.
thanx zach for the early aerials. this one is so demonstrative of the grandeur and scope of these estates and what a great loss their diminishing acres is.supposedly, some planning goes into developments and the construction of new houses but their acreage is so small that there is no way to make them look a part of their surroundings as this house so obviously is. that long long long approach with its parallel allees of trees. you don't get that on a two acre lot and its features like that that make these houses grand as much as their architecture. some think the builders like tiffany who tore down a victorian hotel to build laurelton hall were rapacious. if results like laurelton and westbury et al is the result so be it. now we need to start doing the same with the developments.
Trying this again. Can anyone id this now gone estate?http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=10728Substantial gardens and a large house. Old maps show it was on Whitney property.
Sorry wrong link.http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=10736
That would be the Barklie McKee Henry estate...http://www.oldlongisland.com/search?q=mckee
Thanks - gone but not forgotten - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.7985866&lon=-73.6070547&z=19&l=0&m=b
amazing, all those allees, leading to complimentary allees on his family's other estates, just one endless Phipps landscape....
Talk about one endless Phipps landscape...If you add up all of the listed acreage on the 1939 Dolph & Stewart Atlas between the siblings and their children (Hal Phipps, Ogden, John S., Michael, Howard and bro's in law Bradley Martin and Frederick Guest) it is just shy of 1,000 acres... a sizable chunk of Old Westbury.
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